political| 03:37 – 18/08/2021
Baghdad – Mawazine News
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, made a phone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Wednesday.
A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, said that Saleh congratulated President Xi Jinping on the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and the phone call emphasized the depth of historical relations between the two countries, the importance of expanding the horizons of joint cooperation in the economic, commercial and industrial fields, and the role of Chinese companies in the reconstruction of Iraq and their contribution to the infrastructure, energy and oil sectors in a manner that serves the interests of the peoples of the two friendly countries.
The statement added that, during the call, it was emphasized the need to enhance cultural cooperation between the two countries, increase the number of fellowships for Iraqi students in Chinese universities, and value China’s role in helping Iraq confront the Corona epidemic by sending vaccines and experts to help Iraqi health cadres.
The phone call also discussed developments in the region, where President Barham Salih stressed the importance of work and coordination in order to defuse crises and reduce their tensions, noting that Iraq’s security, stability and sovereignty are based on the security and stability of the region. Ended 29/R77